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#41 OFFLINE   billsharpe

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 10:45 AM

Yeah - I'm sure comparing a 6 year old DVR with something that just came out in the past 18 months from FIOS is a reasonable comparison...

The HR24's are far superior to the FIOS DVRs in numerous ways - and yes - I have seen and used both extensively.


If I could have gotten a replacement HR24 for my old HR20 without paying the $200 lease fee I might still be a DirecTV customer. Their replacement policy sucks.
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#42 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 12:37 PM

I'm not looking at $3 a month savings to justify the PC/WMC setup. I'm looking at the FiOS Triple Play being $75 a month less than DirecTV/Vonage/FiOS Internet to justify the PC/WMC setup. That pays for the Ceton card in 4 months. It pays for two Ceton cards in 8 months.

I already have two HTPCs for OTA recording since I have an antenna on the roof. All I have to do is add the Ceton cards into those two HTPCs and I have 8 tuners plus the 4 OTA tuners I have now.

And let's be realistic - people on this board are not the average consumer.

I absolutely agree that the people on this board are not the average consumer. My point was that no company is gonna provide services targeted at a fraction of a percent of their total customer base...the allusion being that the current hardware is more than adequate for the average subscriber.

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#43 OFFLINE   dennisj00

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 01:05 PM

I'm not looking at $3 a month savings to justify the PC/WMC setup. I'm looking at the FiOS Triple Play being $75 a month less than DirecTV/Vonage/FiOS Internet to justify the PC/WMC setup. That pays for the Ceton card in 4 months. It pays for two Ceton cards in 8 months.

I already have two HTPCs for OTA recording since I have an antenna on the roof. All I have to do is add the Ceton cards into those two HTPCs and I have 8 tuners plus the 4 OTA tuners I have now.

And let's be realistic - people on this board are not the average consumer.


And let's be realistic, the average customer doesn't have two HTPCs laying around.

Compare apples to apples.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 08:22 AM

Here's the article.

They still rank TiVo best among the standalones, although DIRECTV DVRs outscore TiVo for those getting a new device in the last year.

Not bad....

I have had both. DirectTV is much better than TiVO

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 09:23 PM

I get a page not found error on the article?

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 05:09 PM

I have been very disappointed with my HR22-100. While I am aware that there are newer and superior models out there, I have been unable to get one without shelling out $200 and getting locked into a long term agreement. I used to be a big fan of D* but not so much any more.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 05:34 PM

I have been very disappointed with my HR22-100. While I am aware that there are newer and superior models out there, I have been unable to get one without shelling out $200 and getting locked into a long term agreement. I used to be a big fan of D* but not so much any more.


If you are as disappointed as you say you are, there are other options avaialble to you.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 05:41 PM

I dont get why many people tout the WMC as an alternative. I have found it to be a complete dog on my quad core 5gb ram W7 machine. Locked up constantly. It got to the point where I gave my brother my tv card because he needed one and WMC sucked.
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 05:49 PM

I have been very disappointed with my HR22-100. While I am aware that there are newer and superior models out there, I have been unable to get one without shelling out $200 and getting locked into a long term agreement. I used to be a big fan of D* but not so much any more.



If your out of contract, you might be able to get a credit for buying a retail DVR (e.g., solid signal) for the price paid. Retention dept is probably the best way to go.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 05:56 PM

Way To Go Directv!!!

I am very happy with my Directv Experience and it just keeps getting better with WHDVR Service and now the upcoming HDGUI making our DVRs respond Faster and with all of the HD Programming I have and with 7 DVRs and 13 Terabytes of Storage Capacity I am Good To Go with Directv!!! :hurah:
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 10:55 PM

Way To Go Directv!!!

I am very happy with my Directv Experience and it just keeps getting better with WHDVR Service and now the upcoming HDGUI making our DVRs respond Faster and with all of the HD Programming I have and with 7 DVRs and 13 Terabytes of Storage Capacity I am Good To Go with Directv!!! :hurah:


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Posted 27 March 2012 - 03:17 PM

I don't know what planet these people are from, or what DVR they're using.

I started with a DirectTV Tivo. When HD came out I "bought" and HR20 for $275. It sucked, but I didn't have any choice. When I got a 3D-capable TV about a year ago I was upgraded to an HR23. It's the worst piece of junk I've ever had to deal with. It often takes 5-10 seconds just to respond to a button press. When I called to complain they told me I "qualified for an upgrade", but they couldn't guarantee I wouldn't just be sent another HR23.

I'm sure PCMag was given the latest and greatest DVR to play with. But customers don't have that kind of choice. We're stuck with whatever DirecTV wants to send us. You might get and HR24, but more likely you'll get a refurbished HR22/23.

Every day that I use my HR23 I long for my old Tivo. Now DirecTV has an official Tivo product, but I was told I would have to "buy" it for $200 (and it would still belong to DirecTV, not me :mad:). I'm sorry, I already paid almost $300 to prepay a DirecTV DVR lease. For that price I'll go buy a refurb unit directly from Tivo and go off-the-air, and save ~$1000/year in the process.




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